My research program investigates the intersections between the worlds of perinatal biology and cellular immunology to identify and understand underlying mechanisms that contribute to the development of maternal diseases. My work currently focuses on identifying and developing novel, personalized cellular immunotherapy approaches to treat and prevent hypertensive diseases in pregnancy. Other work in the lab focuses on the impact of maternal diseases on the future health of mom. The development of safe, novel therapeutic interventions for maternal diseases are vital to improving women's health in both the short-term and the long-term.
Further, as an under-represented minority and a first-generation college graduate, teaching and inspiring others to go into science is a priority in my personal and professional lives. I have had exceptional mentors throughout my training. These mentors and the acceptance of my own personal journey has inspired me to seek opportunities to mentor other diverse learners throughout my career. I strive to provide the same high level of mentorship that I have received to those I train to ultimately provide a more inclusive and equitable representation in science and medicine.